Parks & Recreation

Illinois River Forks State Park

Illinois River Forks State Park is a river-side day-use park located at the confluence of the east and west forks of the Illinois River. The park offers picnic tables, a gazebo, and restrooms. There is a short walking trail near the picnic area and a 9-hole disc golf course.

IVCanDO has led and supported efforts to increase recreation activities, accessibility options, safety, and on-going maintenance of the area.

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Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside

This diverse botanical area consists of a 19-acre Oregon State Park, a 1,164-acre BLM Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and a 1,560-acre US Forest Service Botanical Area which is a popular wildflower observation area with a 0.3 mile interpretive trail. Other popular activities include picnicking, hiking, nature study, and educational visits. The trail passes through an area protected for its special status plants and Serpentine ecosystem.

IVCanDO has led and supported improvements to the area including trail accessibility improvements, trail seating, and has plans for interpretive signage and parking lot improvements.

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Illinois Valley Outdoor Recreation Map

IVCanDO partnered with Travel Oregon to produce this colorful adventure map, chock full of recreation opportunities in the Illinois Valley. Find it at the local visitor center and businesses across Cave Junction and the surrounding area.

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Past Projects

City of Cave Junction Parks and Recreation Masterplan

This grant-funded Masterplan was led by IVCanDo partner and advocate Roger Brandt in close collaboration with the City of Cave Junction and a steering group of community partners, with facilitation by the Community Service Center of the University of Oregon. The Masterplan guides city recreation development, sets priority projects, and spurs grant and donor contributions.

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Illinois Valley Recreation Opportunity Collaborative

Originally formed in the late 90’s, the Illinois Valley Recreation Opportunity Collaborative (IVROC) convenes relevant state and federal agencies with local outdoor recreation stakeholders to share project planning and resources to maintain and develop recreational infrastructure and programs. One example of this multi-agency partnership was to build and operate the Illinois Valley Visitor Center.

Partners include US Forest Service, National Park ServiceBLMOregon State ParksKS Wild, and other local nonprofit organizations.

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